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The first effect of suffering is to make people narrow. They grow self-centred.
Their bodies, their immediate surroundings, acquire an importance which is
unreasonable. They become peevish and querulous. They attach consequence
One is a little away from the sea, surrounded by a moat in which grows a tangle
of trees and shrubs; but only these massive walls of great grey stones remain,
and the quadrangle is a jungle of tropical vegetation. Opposite the fort is a large ...
On each side grow coconuts, and thatched houses with mud roofs stand at the
water's edge, each surrounded by its little compound in which grow bananas,
papaya and sometimes a jack tree. Children play; women [297 J A W R IT E R 's ...
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A compilation of notes kept over his lifetime and published just before Maugham's death. Though there were some pearls of wisdom and insightful comments on writing it was his commentary on daily life ... Read full review